WHYY Summer offers intensive multi-week experiences for teens finishing grades 9-12 and a spring break program for middle school students. The project-based programs provide immersive media-production experiences in which the participants work in teams to create original news or film productions in news.

Virtual Introduction to Photography and Photojournalism

Come learn the basics of photography, virtually! Through daily lessons and prompts, students will learn the basics of photography and visual storytelling. All you need is any device that can snap a picture! We will touch on shot framing, exposure, and how to tell stories through photographs while practicing every day.

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WHYY Virtual Summer Podcasting

In this Virtual Journalism camp, we will be learning to write and produce original audio stories, utilizing what students have available to them at home. Students will be part of a virtual youth podcast team where they will learn to find and research stories, interview subjects, and create audio story packages, all while staying safe and socially distant.

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Stop Motion and Animation Virtual Summer Program

Animating on a budget! In this camp, students will be learning stop-motion animation using their smartphones (or tablets) and a few simple everyday objects. While the materials are cheap, the content is rich as we’ll dive into animation concepts such as the “Principles of Animation,” stop-motion software, story-boarding, and creative writing. Participants will have the opportunity to exercise their creative side by creating their very own stop-motion movie.

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